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Toxic Stress in Children

Beal, Judy A., DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: January/February 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 1 - p 53
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000487
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

The recent controversy over the policy on immigration and subsequent treatment of immigrant children has resurfaced concerns about toxic stress in children. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains the clinical implications for children and the role of the nurse.

Judy A. Beal is Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons University, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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